Wives’ Tales - Common Unsolicited Bits of "Wisdom" Maybe it’s your grandma or your mother in law, or maybe it’s your best friend’s second cousin’s boyfriend’s older sister, or maybe it’s that old man at the supermarket who wanted to “make sure you know what he knows about your baby.” Anyone who has been trying to get pregnant, has been pregnant, and/or who has had a baby has heard their fair share of wives’ tales. As a doula, I’m asked regularly if Great Aunt Susan is right
Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy You’re pregnant. You’re starving. You could eat anything and everything in sight. Except maybe that cooked chicken. Maybe you can’t even smell that cooked chicken without feeling sick to your stomach. Baby doesn’t like cooked chicken. Baby also doesn’t like garlic or onion or tomatoes, but instead of sending signals to your nausea receptors, baby lets you know by sending the most incredible heartburn you never thought was even possible.
Choosing a Place to have your Baby In many rural communities, there might only be one option for a hospital or birth center where babies are born. If you’re lucky enough to have more than one option, the task of choosing a place to welcome your baby to the outside world can be a daunting one. Every birthing facility has cared for mothers who have found that facility to be a great fit for them, but that does not mean that this facility is a great fit for all birthing mothers